From cocoa mass we process further to the cocoa powder.
|Cocoa mass or cacao liquor|
The cocoa mass are pressed on pressing machine.
We get liquid substance and solid substance.
The liquid substance is well known as cocoa butter or cocoa fat.
And the solid substance is well known as cocoa cake, cocoa press-cake or cocoa solids.
It is used to make chocolate, cosmetics (lipstick), ointment, soap, lotion, and pharmacheutical.
Cocoa flavor and aroma came from this butter.
Cocoa butter is a major ingredient in many types of chocolates (white, dark and milk chocolate).
Cocoa butter is one of the most stable fats known, that containing natural antioxidants.
Cocoa press cake is the raw material of many kind of foods, such as ice cream, cake, drink, biscuits, choco-cream and many more.
|Cocoa press cake|
The press cake is crushed on the machine until it look like a small grains.
Third process is pulverizing.
The small grains that already crushed will smoothed or pulverized in pulverizing machine until we get cocoa powder.
In traditional method, we use sieve, but in big factories they use sieving machine.
The cocoa powder is sieved to get a smooth powder.
The smooth powder will dried or aerated until it's water content under 1.5 percent.
Now... we are getting cocoa powder.
|Ready to be packed|
The last process is packing.
For wholesaler we use big aluminum foil bag or paper sack.
For the retailer we use plastic bag or little aluminum bag.
Next we will make chocolate bar.
I hope you enjoy this cacao talk.